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Where & When: Hosted this year by Ro-Mac Lumber and Supply, Inc. along with its partners, the Daily Commercial, City of Leesburg, Focus Magazine, and Red Apples Media, will be held on Saturday, March 7, 2015 from 8am to 3pm at the Leesburg National Guard Armory located at 400 W Meadow Street in Historic Downtown Leesburg. The EXPO is open to the public and admission is FREE. This is the fifth year of the event, and it’s one of the largest home shows in Central Florida.
EXPO highlights this year include:
Meet Florida Gator Hall of Fame Quarterback Shane Matthews from 10am to 1pm. Matthews, who played 14 years in the NFL, will be available for pictures and autographs. Plus, he will give you his perspective on next year’s Florida Gator football team.
A Lap Against Hunger: The EXPO will be held in conjunction with the A Lap Against Hunger event at Fountain Park (next to the Armory) which benefits your local food pantry—Lake Cares. They are seeking walkers who will take a lap around the park and make a $5 donation, which provides 27 pounds of food for Lake County families in need. The goal this year is to raise 50,000 lbs of food. For more information, call Lake Cares at 352-383-0100 or go to LakeCares.org.
The Barefoot Gardener, Jonathan Squires, owner of Just Perfect Plants, will be hosting seminars on growing an Incredible Edible Garden and how to plant Florida Friendly Landscapes.
A $1,000 Grand Prize Drawing will be awarded to one lucky winner! If you are 18 years or older, stop by the show and drop your name in the box.
Over 50 Vendor Booths featuring the latest in home construction, home maintenance, and exciting new trends. Some of the industries represented will be: new construction builders, remodelers, plumbers, electricians, heating and air, windows, doors, aluminum and vinyl siding, sunroom providers, cabinet makers, lighting, roofing, painters, banking, real estate, and much more! Many of the booths will be offering door prize drawings and special price offerings.
Plus, door prize drawings, concessions, and live music from the Leesburg High School Jazz Band, and My790AM doing a Live Remote from the EXPO floor.
Mark your calendar for this fun and informative community-based event. We look forward to seeing you there!
Coming in December...
Architectural restoration is both an art, and a labor of love. And nobody does it better than Ron Franklin and his skilled team at Franklin Construction, here in Leesburg (352-267-8461). The old 1913 Train Depot, NE of downtown Leesburg, was recently leased by Beacon College, who plans on restoring it, and using it for educational and recreational purposes. Franklin Construction was given the restoration contract and the task of bringing the 100 year old structure up to 21st century code and comfort.
Ro-Mac To The Rescue
In a recent tour of the inside, it was fascinating to see century old construction techniques, as well as the materials used back then. This thing was built to last! Ron and his team are doing an amazing job on the old Train Depot, and Ro-Mac is proud to help out with some of the custom millwork. Pointing to some of the trim, Ron told me, "They just don't make this stuff anymore, and we have to match it." So here at Ro-Mac, we're designing some custom knives in order to mill the various trim and woodwork to match the stuff installed over a hundred years ago.
You do beautiful work Ron! Can't wait for the Grand Opening.
The FBMA Industry Panel Discussion has become equal in popularity to its Kick-Off Breakfast -- Standing Room Only -- was the best way to describe attendance. This year's topic, "The Ever Changing Distribution Channel," was centered around the many levels of product distribution and the challenges the industry faces every day, and provided an array of different opinions and solutions in its point-counterpoint format. Panelists are leaders in the industry, and the provided great information to help us understand and control this complicated segment of our industry called "Distribution."
An abreviated video of the event can be found here: http://bit.ly/1sc0Fuo and an audio file of the entire discussion is available here: http://bit.ly/1l1DODj
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